Chaga - the nutrient rich fungi

Chaga - the nutrient rich fungi

Chaga mushroom Inonotus obliquusis a nutrient rich fungus that more closely resembles a piece of charcoal when compared to a typical mushroom. It grows on the bark of trees in cold northern climates such as Alaska and Russia. Chaga has been consumed as a traditional medicine for hundreds of years usually in the form of herbal tea.

Chaga Mushrooms charcoal like appearance

These mushrooms are packed with beta-glucan polysaccharides and have been shown to stimulate and balance the immune system. Along with its immune boosting potential some studies have shown beta glucans can also support lowering blood sugar, LDL cholesterol levels and inhibiting DNA damage.

Gut health has become a popular subject in recent years. The polysaccharides from chaga and many other mushrooms can promote intestinal health and microbial balance.

Chaga also contains a large amount of polyphenols and phenolic compounds that act as antioxidants. These can help fight the production of cytokines, supporting a reduction of inflammation and free radical damage. It also seems to modulate and support white blood cells. This can be significant for keeping a fortified immune system.

Interestingly chaga contains betulinic acid, an alcohol soluble triterpenoid that has been used in anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory research.

True to its nickname “king of the mushrooms” chaga is packed with nutrients that can help support multiple aspects of wellness.

Our Essence Active Greens features chaga as part of the Adaptive Mushroom Blend.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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